Comparison - Lexus RX 350 F sport 2018 - vs - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
50,320
Updated: 
06 Mar 2018
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
15.85gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Ultra White
#EAEAEA
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Coddling ride
Many standard and available features

Cons
Low safety scores for class
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The RX 350 is available in just two versions, and we think it's worth spending a bit more and upgrading to the F Sport trim. The F Sport, despite its name, isn't as sporty as some vehicles in the class such as the Porsche Macan, but it does bundle several desirable options together, including the adaptive suspension dampers and heated and ventilated front seats. The F Sport also gives the RX a more aggressive look and 20-inch wheels as standard.

PROS
Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction
Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is distracting to use while driving

By: 
edmunds.com

The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
238hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Destination Download
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
178.10in
Width: 
74.60in
72.40in
Height: 
67.70in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.90in
Front Track: 
64.20in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
67.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
34.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4387.00lbs
3500.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Interior Air Filtration
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
17
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Towing Prep Package
Cold Weather Package
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Exterior Options: 
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Ball Mount
Door Edge Film By 3M
Panoramic Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Mudguards
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
Color Heads-Up Display
Universal Tablet Holder
Illuminated Door Sills
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Carpet Cargo Mat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Key Gloves
Cargo Net
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#575757
Rioja Red leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#784F4D
Stratus Gray leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#C6C6BE
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E